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crime. >> kelly: thank you. meanwhile, overseas in france, a court striking down a 75% income tax rate on its richest citizens, saying it's excessive, unfair and unconstitutional. the ruling is a big blow to the president who had promised during his campaign to raise taxes on the wealthy. katherine field is a correspondent for global radio news and joins us live on the phone from paris. thank you for joining us this evening. so what kind of blow is this politically to france's president? >> it's an embarrassing blow to him. he had made this tax rate hike a key platform of his manifesto. he said it would be a tax that would be france's rich helping the nation during harsh economic times. also the fact, this is thrown out by the constitutional court on a technicality. it was deemed to be not fair because it would be applied to individuals rather than households. so it looked as though the governed had been lobbying how it put the bills together, rushed it through parliament and put it before the constitutional court. is so it made everything look too fast and shabby. kelly. >> kelly: kat
. frances dinglasan is tracking where the rain is now. we'll have your forecast in a few minutes. >> katie: welcome back. at 8:13, live doppler 7-hd, bearer of good news. we have been tracking the rain from the north bay to the south bay and now practically out of our area. light rain in the south bay. frances dinglasan will have the full forecast in just a little bit. track live doppler 7-hd on our website at abc7news.com. >>> this morning, former president george h.w. bush remains in the hospital in intensive care. the 88-year-old continues to improve and the 41st president is alert and always in good spirits. bush has been in the hospital since november 23rd. >> an outrage of a stomach virus aboard the queen mary ii is ruining hundreds of winter vacations. >> this morning, cdc is investigating mass outrages of stomach flu. nearly 200 passengers aboard queen mary ii reportedly vomiting and diarrhea, a bug believed to be the norovirus. they urged passengers to avoid the but fay. >> aboard another ship the emerald princess, another 194 taken ill. one of them sue hayes saying performances a
to france and the u.s. for help against a rebel coalition that has vowed to topple his government. france has declined to intervene against the rebels who have already taken several towns and are now advancing on the capital. >> heavy snow has paralyzed large parts of eastern canada. in montreal, traffic came to a virtual standstill. police are telling people to stay at home, as some areas are expected to receive almost half a year of additional snow. well, we are going to a short break. after we come back, we will look at europe's crisis year 2012. >> we will find out how it will be a year to forget for one of germany's top swimmers. stay with us. >> welcome back. in just three days' time, we will be seeing up the old year and welcoming in the new, but before that, we will be taking the chance to reflect on some of the main events of the task 12 months. >> in europe, it was all about the debt crisis. greece and spain were the worst hit. >> eventually, it was the european central bank's controversial bond-buying program that manage to come down the markets -- calm down the markets. >> ger
demanding that the rebel alliance and hostilities and calling on france to deploy forces to defend them. they fear the capital could fall within days. 600,000 people live in the capital and they are vulnerable. >> we have suffered a lot because of the war. the people have suffered a lot and seen many atrocities. >> i'm scared of war. nobody wishes for war in any country. everybody wants peace rather than war. >> the regional neighbors agreed on friday to dispatch a contingent of soldiers to intervene in the fighting. representatives from the 10- nation economic committee of central african states were not able to say how many troops would be deployed or when it would be sent, but diplomats agreed that time was running short. >> we want to go quickly but also correctly. because of that, we have met the rebel movement and the general also spoke to the army coalition to make sure that things go well and fast. >> the french president pled for international help from his colonial masters in france. the government forces in paris insist they are in the country to protect french interests and
. we don't have that here. >> i hope we are not on the air in france and germany. you are killing these poor people. >> they are killing themselves. look at their numbers. want you want to have them. >> they are happy except for millionaire necessary france. >> which is why they are leaving for belgium which is a tax-haven. 75 or 85 percent. ments to work there? last word from steve. a push to ring in the new year with a mileage tax. will it drive your economy off of the cliff? >> and colleges cashing in. they are collecting more application fees and not letting more students in. >> college is maching an increase . critucs call it a money grab. that is it a flip side. they have stocks set to >> believe it or not, colleges are enticing more kid toz apply to their schools and admittinga fewer students in their schools. they do it to make themselves look more exclusive. not only are they doing to to boost the national ranking but it is it a cash grab. and john is okay with this. it is ut arely irvelrant. you must be smart. it is playing and racking. and unless we take over all of the
situation. one part of europe is doing very well. germany, france, northern europe, generally speaking. italy, spain, portugal, greece and ireland, hungry are in terrible shape. serious terrible shape. and because some folks don't pay attention to numbers, here's a chance for a statistic to help. students of mine, professors who came to the united states to study the universities where i taught. now professors at the university of acton, major universities increased. today their salaries as we speak are 40 percent less than what they were in may of 2010. try to imagine yourself in a job that you've kept in which the money you get every week is 40% less. police, fire, school teachers, social workers, you name it. .. governments in france and germany have been very frightened since they too are facing an economic crisis and they too are trying to solve it by making demands of their people to pay for something we come in to. they have chosen to use a very dangerous strategy particularly warm germany and the strategy goes like this. we the government are your friends, you the german workin
is the circus. one family in france is one of service performance. they call their show the gypsy service, and they combine traditional acrobatics with the bittersweet melancholic tunes of nomadic life. >> he begins the day with music and the bible. like many roma, he is a devout christian. >> the word of god brings peace to my heart. i believe god gives me strength and the talent to play. it was a gift from heaven. i never had any musical lessons in my life. never ever. >> the circus man's are parked at the edge of the city along the river that divides rich and poor. vasily is proud to belong to what is called the traveling full. this is the circus director, although he says titles mean little to him. decades ago, he found it an old school style traveling gypsy service. he uses the term gypsy, and if that is a provocation for some, he does not care. >> we are like the indians and the amazon or nomadic peoples. there are no less the world over, and everywhere, they have a bad reputation. everything is done to make nomads put roots down in one place. >> he says that is just what has harmed
center. >> dear deli, they realize they're not going to make money with gold, one back to france and brought back chocolate equipment. and longtime chocolate tradition. >> i was reading house so many people came here for the6Ñ and some of the smart people stay here because they said these people are going to need services, food, places to stay, entertainment. people bought land and made buildings. some people made their fortunes in the gold fields, but a lot of people who started their companies after the gold rush made it really big. some of them are still here, historic buildings, is sort restaurants -- historic restaurants, and we're trying very hard to preserve not just the physical brick and mortar of san francisco boat -- san francisco history, but there is also a real push to preserve the cultural, meaningful institutions, businesses, restaurants, other services. i encourage you all to support san francisco businesses. there are so many old restaurants. this is some serious chocolate. >> it is really good. q%?>> our groves were planted r 100 years ago. it is called the s
justices in the land would take that sort of activist role and you mentioned france, dan, that's scary. the back drop of this whole presidential year is europe. we know where the path leads. and the turmoil and welfare states and how unsustainability and the high unemployment that comes with them and that was the back drop of our presidential campaign. >> paul: okay, the voters said, yeah, we're going to keep moving in that direction, kim. i mean, how, what do you think the electorate is here, behind the choices that jason just suggested they might be? >> barack obama won this election by very effectively making this a referendum about his opponent, mitt romney. so if you went out and you asked most americans, do you think barack obama did a great job in his first term? do you want significantly higher taxes? do you want the government to do nothing about spending? are you happy with obamacare? most would say no, but in the end the choice was between a president who said things aren't great, but i'm still going to try to make them better and a guy he painted as not having a plan and no
to others across the country. in france. the government has thrown out a plan to tax the country's ultra-rich at a 75 percent rate. the tax was one of the president's campaign promises. however, a consititutional council says the amount was excessive. some felt that the tax would not solve the country's fiscal problems. and would only push wealthy people out of the country. france's most famous actor, gerard dep-ard-doo, recently moved to belgium to avoid taxes. meanwhile, unemployment in france rose in november for the 19th straight month. coming up on kron 4 news weekend, ??is "mcdreamy" trading in his scalpel for a coffee apron? we'll be checking out all things hollywood with all today's entertainment news in just a few minutes. music) >> from billie holiday. open >> she is so good she is going be playing at the new year's eve at the razz room >> it is great to have you. and i love hearing your music you can do all types of great sounds. can you tell me who inspired you? >> i started loving the little rascals and i also loved darla. [laughter] . i thought that you were going to say th
't want to become greece or france or one of these stagnant slow growth welfare states. think evidence is very clear that fiscal policy does matter for an economy's performance. doesn't mean we have a recession if taxes go up but it does mean that government will be bigger and our growth rate in the long run maybe instead of 2.7, it is 2.6. that doesn't sound like much but because of compounding it adds up. adam: dan, i don't think there is any danger we become greece or france in a lot of ways. we're not a socialist country yet and greece is a whole different ball of wax. rich, the discussion about the econy, the spending cuts that they're talking about do put people out of work and that would have a negative effect on the economy, would it not? >> it would, adam. real quick, a bit of news here. president obama will deliver a statement at 4:45, something i imagine we'll cover live here on fox business. adam: we will. >> 5:45 president obama deliver as statement here at the white house. as far as spending cuts are concerned, you see this argument, you typically hear republicans say, go
and connecticut hit the hardest and parents, famous for bright lights could be in the dark at night. france's president wants to extinguish the trademark glow during overnight hours in order to save money and energy. and many tourists are unset. according to the reports, the lights go after between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. i'm heather childers, now back to cavuto on business and for the latest on foxnews.com. >> in your facebook. starting next tuesday, employers in illinois cannot ask workers for passwords to social media sites like facebook and twitter, it's supposed to protect the privacy of workers. todd, you're the not sure about this one, why not? >> you have to look out for the company. every employee out there, they are an ambassadors of that organization in and out of the office. so, i want to know as an employer, what are my employees up to? what are they -- are they into some type of a club, illegal activity, whatever it is. i get the privacy issues, but if you're going to post something out there, i want to know what it is and how it's going to affect my company and bottom line. >> ben,
had asked about other countries. france and most of the european union supports book agreement. britain let it go and hurt the publishing industry and that agreement sets prices set and firm and every bookstore maintains the same price. i actually think it kept booksellers in business throughout europe and kept publishers in business throughout europe and provided riders -- >> one of the things really imagining at the moment, it constantly streams up the post -- [talking over each other] >> google and microsoft wanted to get rid of copyright but how can you sustain riders? they can't live on freeze. some of them can. >> partially why we are here. >> i you -- [talking over each other] >> the national endowment and humanities, the attitude to providing finance, publishing and books by copyright. >> we certainly -- for the people that produce literature, the people that produce history, perspectives. we are not in the business of making a llaw and we have an instinct -- supporting the concept of copyright and whether they should last 85 years or longer and what kind of access to d
movement is to mock and destroy various traditions. in france the secular progressives are on the march targeting those who want to preserve their definition of traditional marriage. [chanting] [shouting] >> greg: obviously those weren't real nuns. is this where we are headed. bill obviously placed the question to the monica crowley and alan colmes. >> it's not just recent this stuff has been happening for decades. we saw bill ayers the entire counter cultural movement occupy wall street. van jonsz, code pink during the iraq war. this is the left. what you are seeing these are the radicals on the left. this happens all across western societies. they have one objective, bill which is disruption. it's all about tearing down and destroying so they can turn around and rebuild far left utopias. >> bill: isn't there difference between antiwar movement which is fairly intense and gay marriage? these are the people right now who -- look at the difference. the people who want traditional marriage, colmes, are peaceful think have their signs and trying to get their points across and they disagree
could not do what i'd do without fair use but within fair use there is a doctrine called france formative use which you just mentioned and that is a camel that opens into the tent, destroys my mind what fair use is intended to mean and that is what i would call a radical notion of transformative use that you can copy and entire book, not little bits and pieces, you are talking about the whole thing. i think higher courts will resolve that the supreme court has a much more conservative and fair view of fair use that doesn't allow people guiding of fair use. >> i have a fair bit to say here. i would say first of all, when you look at west went on with google and university libraries they simply took it upon themselves. this wasn't a congressional decision. this wasn't a public decision. they simply took it upon themselves to scan millions of books and keep the digital copies with the risk that entailed. one of your comments was when you said paramount interest of end users, that phrase revealed a view of this area that is not right. i think this is a creative ecosystem where the i
century france. our movie critics are here with the review of "les mis." >> plus you can e-mail your pet questions to pet questions wbal tv.com. >> experts estimate americans spent more than $110 billion on gift cards this year. but if you received a gift card in your stocking, there are warnings that you need to be aware of. complaints have become so common, ftc has filed action against retailers. it's federal law for companies to disclose fees on their gift cards or at least make them easily seen by customers. >> any expiration on the card must be clearly disclosed on the card itself and any fees, such as inactivity fees must also be clearly disclosed either on the card or on packaging. >> and those inactivity fees can on be imposed after a certain period of time. that's usually after at least one year that the card has not been used. so the best advice from the ftc, if you have received a gift card, use it right away, trust and know your source and avoid any online auction sites. andy barnett is here from the better business bureau for tips on making those returns. do people really re
and inevitably destroy various traditions. in france, they are on the march, targeting those who want to preserve their definition of traditional marriage. [ chanting ] [ sounds of struggle ] >> well, obviously those weren't real nuns. so is this where we are headed in bill recently posed a question to the barack in a hard place duo, alan combs and monica crawley. >> i say absolutely, it's not just recent, this stuff has been happening for decades. we saw them occupy wall street, van jones, code paint during the iraq war. this is the left. these are the radicals, the left. this happens all across western societies and it's got one objective which is disruption. it's all about tearing down and destroying to they can turn around and rebuild their far left marxist utopias. >> isn't there a difference between an anti-war movement, which is fairly intense, and gay marriage? these are the people right now who, look at the difference. the people who want traditional marriage, combs, are peaceful and they are they've signs, they're trying to get their point ak as kron -- point across and these are the pe
through so that is some of the good news. frances dinglasan is in loser lisa this morning tracking the rain. >> pretty much gone now, so we are still picking up some returns south of san jose as live doppler 7-hd does a loop over the last few hours. roads are damp, cloudy and cool for the most part. we're not picking up much rain right now, just a few returns with areas of light green and blue. some of that is not reaching the ground. possibly light rain
like syria, egypt, britain, france, you had to hold together this coalition which was an usual coalition, so to speak. the administration jim baker got u.n. sanction for this operation. and it was just, we had no headquarters in the region. right now the central command has a headquarters in qatar. there was fog like that. the arab states didn't really want the americans there and on a permanent basis. so we had, all of this had to be moved first to saudi arabia not region first from the defensive operation and then in an offensive operation. so just months and months for this to even, just to prepare for this. >> and he was in charge of that. but now he was as we lewded to in the piece also criticized for making some strategic mistakes. what were those? >> well, there were well two goals primary goal its one was to evict the iraqi forces from kuwait which was done in the 100 hour ground war after six weeks of bombing, remember that. but the other one was to destroy saddam hussein's offensive powers, primarily his republican guard force. because the thinking was if you didn't d
to consider 15% or something like that. france passed a thing if you go over $1 million a year, your taxes are low on the first million. after that, they are taking 75% of the money. they ought to throw a little bit of fear into these people. it just shows the control the wealthy have over the government in both parties. host: more from "the washington post." they write -- back to the telephones. derrick from maryland on the line for democrats. your thoughts about the fiscal clause bill. caller: i think they will do a good deal if they can keep mitch mcconnell out of there. one of the things i really have a problem with, that is when thing i say democrats, let's get the ground game for 2014. republicansd of the at enter the house. let's take the house and just ran it all down their throats. host: we will move onto glen on the line for independents. caller: here is the problem that we have a. we have people that are working hard for the american people. we have a constitution. we have deviated from the constitution. host: who are the people working hard for the american people? caller: the
in france, a high court has now just struck down a 57% income tax rate on the richest citizens they're saying it's excessive and unfair and unconstitutional. the ruling is a huge blow to the president who had promised during his campaign to raise taxes on the wealthy. katherine field is a correspondent for global radio news and joins us from paris. what did the courts say about this. >> reporter: good morning. the constitutional court said in essence that the tax failed to recognize a quality before public burden. it was going to applied to individuals rather than households. the courted noted that the top rate would apply to a married couple a as if one member were in the income bracket and 57% rate would not apply. so in essence this controversial tax is being rejected on a technicality. it's embarrassing for the socialist president alleand. you know just despite the court is saying the government has not backed down and was within the last few hours and saying the law will be tree ree drafted to con forp with the court's ruling. nevertheless, there is spill widespread support for
, but that all changed in august. the seven-time tour de france winner was stripped of his titles, lost his sponsorships, even left the board of his famous cancer charity live strong after the u.s. anti-doping agency found that he engaged in a long-term pattern of blood doping during his career. armstrong still denies using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> number seven, wrong side of the street. few things are more universal for american children than sesame street and elmo which makes the elmo sex scandal all the more shocking. kevin clash resigned as the iconic voice of elmo after allegations surfaced that years ago, had he sexual contact with underage males. the show says no one there knew anything about it. >>> number six, congress behaving badly. the whiff of scandal doesn't mean you can't win a race for congress. democratic congressman jesse jackson junior of illinois was re-elected even though he was absent for months due to mental health issues and underfederal investigation, for misusing congressional resources. weeks after the election, he resigned. during the campaign, allegation
airplanes a year in france by then. in four years. and of course, the airplane was invented by natural selection. we did not know how to do with. the ones that did not tell the pilot, they are today's airplane. [laughter] i believe that kids were inspired by this wonderful short period of time. on the 100th anniversary of the wright brothers applied, at aviation week asked me and others to say what i thought about the first 100 years of aerospace. who were the movers and shakers. they wanted me to predict the next 100 years. i refused. i went ahead and i wrote an article and i picked these people and i was fortunate enough to have met all but two of these people. i think these were the ones that come to me, were the ones that really made aerospace in that first 100 years. if you do not know korlov, he was the van braun of russia. who was inspired by them -- i found out later and realized later that everyone on that list was between the age of 4 and 13. and seeing that innovation gives them the courage to try something really hard, and that is why they did the accomplishment. my first b
for democrats. caller: how are you? good morning. well, france has a luxury tax of 75%. they're fighting a renouncing it is unconstitutional. i guess if we're going to go off the cliff, we will go off the cliff. the pen is mightier than the sword. the people that put us there, get rid of them. as all i can say. host: do you think going to a luxury tax would be the way to go? caller: i think so. the comparative luxury tax on the big yachts on the water down in florida. -- they can put a luxury tax on the yachts on the water in florida. guest: i think it is useful to step back. what happens if we go over the fiscal cliffs or even we get the type of deal that the president is looking for? what we are talking about is the top individual income-tax rate rising from 35% to 39.6%. that was the same texture that we had before 2001. -- that is the same tax rate that we had before 2001. we do not need to be up at the 75% level. i would not advocate that we go to the 75% level. that is not really where we are. that is not where we need to be. host: we hae a tweet. guest: the payroll tax is basicall
of the far east of overshadowed by topless photos published in france, but kate carried on. >> this year she's been supportive from -- i think she's done everything that a princess should do besides looking stunning, of course. ♪ >> reporter: but 2012 was about one royal woman, the queen celebrated 60 years on the throne. her diamond jubilee marked the beginning of britain taking center stage. and at the london opec the queen had a starring role. >> good evening. >> good evening, your majesty. >> reporter: the queen shows little sign of slowing down,y about her oldest grandson now has to choose between his job as a helicopter pilot and becoming a full-time royal. >> the queen at 86, of course, is key for prince william to get more involved in the workings of the royal family. >> reporter: we know prince william will definitely have a new role in 2013. he'll become a dad. whatever the coming year brings for the royals, there will be at least one reason to celebrate. for "today," nbc news, london. >> it has been an amazing year for them. although the james bond image, the first that comes in
the gulf home. >> juliet: 8:43 east coast times. major blow to france's socialist president. panel has just thrown out and plan to tax the wealthy at 75% rate. ruled it as excessive and unconstitutional. if you like it, then you should put a super bowl rick on -- ring on it ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it >> juliet: i love that video. pepsi announces plans to allow fans to join bon is i on the football field. dave, i see that you are all over that. >> dave: i will be there. so who knows. new insight into the short yet fascinating life of hollywood starlet marilyn monroe. newly unclassified fbi documents reveal how closely she was being monitored for alleged ties to underground communist party. aneed that vogel has more. >> new information from the fbi shows just how interested the agency was in finding out whether actress marilyn monroe had ties to the communist party. the files show the fbi had been tracking her for years. who she was friends with and if they had ties to communist in this record from 1956, agents had documented anonymous phone call from the "new yo
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